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Signed Declaration of Independence, father of medicine, opposed slavery, and the death penalty. Supported prison reform, public education and education of women
Signed Declaration of Independence, president of the First Continental Congress, wealthy and generous, supported ratification of the Constitution and addition of a Bill of Rights
Authored the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 64th essays of the Federalist Papers,Governor of New York and Ambassador to Spain and France after the war. Shaped early American foreign policy. Tried to reconcile relations with Britain and sought European recognition of U.S. independence after the war.
Only clergy member to sign Declaration of Independence. President of Princeton University, helped to draft the Articles of Confederation and shaped early U.S. foreign policy. Influenced the careers of future judges, cabinet members, senators, and congressmen.
John Peter Muhlenberg
Lutheran minister, soldier in the Continental Army, Brigadier General, served in House and Senate, House of Burgess, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, served on board of trustees at the University of Pennsylvania
Friend of George Washington. Led a successful colonial trade business prior to the war. Served as the only Governor of a state before and after the war. Only governor to support the colonies over Britain. He helped supply more than half of the war's manpower, food, clothing, and munitions.
Only Catholic to sign Declaration of Independence. Also the last surviving signer of the Declaration. Early supporter of American independence. Was a delegate in the Continental Congress and became a U.S. senator. Became one of the wealthiest men in America. Owned slaves but moved towards abolition. One of the founding members of the B&O Railroad
Alexis De Tocqueville
Author of Democracy in America which outlined the five values that made American democracy exceptional.
General of the Continental Army and first elected president of the United States
Author of the Declaration of Independence and 3rd U.S. president.
Author of "Common Sense"
Father of the Constitution
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